General QnA - Property Investment Q&A

    • My property manager has noticed that our tenants have installed new lighting fittings across the house and have improved the kitchen cupboards. They’ve repainted rooms (the same colour) and shampooed the carpets – all out of their own pocket and without permission. Now I’m curious what will happen if they one day want to leave. read more

    • I’ve found what I believe is the perfect suburb to be investing in but I can’t find a property I like. Is it ever worth buying a so-so property just because it is in a really great area? read more

    • I’ve been reading up on an area that looks set to boom. The problem is right now my finances aren’t good. Is it a good idea to stretch myself financially to take advantage of the coming boom? read more

    • I’m thinking: why not live in the property I’m renovating? Are there any drawbacks? I know the house will be a mess, but will it take any longer to do the renovation if I’m living there? read more

    • My current tenant is great: pays on time and never wants anything from me, except now I’m hearing complaints about him from the neighbours. They say he regularly jams with a band in the living room and has made uninvited sexual advances on girls in the complex. What should I do? Should I let him stay? read more

    • I earn roughly $50,000 a year but worry that I don’t earn enough money to invest. I am also hopeless at saving money. With all these negative ideas spinning in my head, I’d like to know: is there something I’m missing? Is it possible to invest in property with so little money? read more

    • My partner and I want to enter the investment market but we're $40,000 in debt. We’re thinking that purchasing high growth property now could allow us the option of refinancing later to consolidate the credit card debt. Is this a good strategy? Or, should we rather hold off for another 12 months and focus on reducing the debt? read more

    • Property books tell us to avoid purchasing property in regional areas and it makes sense, but I can’t help feeling drawn to the area I live in. Are there any circumstances where investing in a small, regional town can work? read more

    • I bought my first house five years ago and have recently picked up another one. The old house is a huge drain on our income, should I sell it and start afresh or hold onto it and wait for capital growth? read more